Buyer's Guide to Natural Sweeteners
Brown Rice Syrup
1 cup = 1,200 calories
Science Says: This sweetener made news earlier this year when researchers detected high levels of the carcinogen arsenic in products made with it.
Best for... Holding together energy bars and sweetening smoothies and muffins
To Use in Baking: For 1 cup sugar use: 1 1/4 cups brown rice syrup, reduce liquid by 2 Tbsp. and lower oven temperature by 25°F.
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